Monday, July 28, 2014

Porch updates

I hope you are having a great Summer so far!  I rarely want to be indoors working on projects when I could be at the pool or on the porch instead.



For the last 6 years I have made new cushion covers for our patio set, and even bought new foam for some of the cushions.  This year I found a great deal on Sunbrella replacement cushions that I couldn't pass up!  

Before:



Eek!  The blue cushions were really awful!

After:







The side of the porch with the chairs is looking a bit boring.  I think I will paint the spool table.  What color would you choose:
Teal
Aqua
Navy

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Mirror mirror on the wall

Can you tell what my current design dilemma is?  I have a  new house and a lot of blank walls to fill, as a result I am always looking for wall decor whether it be a large mirror, art or family photos.  Here are some more of my faves:


Rhonda Wall Mirror, 30x36


Distressed Cream Sadie Arch Mirror



Metal Rope Wall Mirror



Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Lego Tooth Fairy

I usually blog about decorating, but today I am taking a little detour.  



My oldest, Mason lost his second tooth yesterday and was plotting with one of my neighbors on how to catch the tooth fairy.  This was better than his first plan which was to shoot down the tooth fairy with a bow and arrow!




I thought it would be fun to booby trap a Lego Tooth Fairy instead.  She is part Lego Friend (Mom has to have some Lego Friends to play with!), part Chima Eagle, her hair was borrowed from Thor and the dollar is in Wonder Woman's Lasso. I just worked with what we had.  



Don't worry, I heard she already escaped and will be flying around again tonight!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Mini Foyer Update

I hope you had a great weekend.  I had a fun girls night out on Friday in Downtown Raleigh, barbecued with great friends on Saturday, then did a little DIY today.



I painted the front door grey to give the foyer more color.  We eventually plan to paint (I mean hire some pros) this two story foyer.  But this was a quick, easy and free fix since I used leftover paint.

Should I paint the trim on the transom window too?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bedroom Update




Our Master Bedroom has been an ongoing project.  We made an upholstered bed, hung curtains, a mirror, and brought in our dressers. But it still needs a lot of work.  Let's be real, our whole house needs work!


You can see in the reflection in the mirror the unpainted crown molding.  We have lots of crown that needs to be painted.  The weather has been way too gorgeous to be inside painting though. 


The bedroom corner has been calling for a chair and little side table.  We are looking to have a beachy vibe in the space without it screaming THEMED Beach room.  




Then I saw the World Market ad that featured this chair.  I knew it was what our room needed.  Now we just have to go and get it. 


I would also love to have inlaid shell lamps like these I found at TJ Maxx.


I can't justify buying new lamps when we already have a pair of great lamps.  The room also needs art.  The walls are completely bare! I am constantly drawn to ocean abstracts like these.



Monday, May 12, 2014

Boys room inspiration

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there.  My boys have spoiled me rotten!  

Yes, that is a box with an MK bag and a watch.  I have been torn between two colors so my awesome hubby wrapped one of each for me to decide.

Last night the whole fam went out to Southpoint.  I love to get inspiration from PB Kids. Here were some of my favorites:






Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Dining Room aka Lego Library



I have been on a blogging hiatus.  I think I got burnt out from too many late nights plus eating, sleeping, living and breathing design.

We have made a lot of progress on our Dining Room.  However, we don't eat in there.  Ever.  We use the huge table to build Legos.  Lots and lots of Legos!

But one day a month we clean up all the Legos...today was that day.


Here is a close up of the faux zinc table base.  You may remember this table was a Craig's List find see here. When we brought it home it was lemon yellow.


The dining chairs are from World Market and the rug was found on a Joss & Main.  It is an indoor/outdoor Safaveih rug that is perfect for easy clean up in a kids space.


The art is from Ikea and I fell in love because we have been to Paris and London so it has personal meaning for us.

I found this chandy on Joss & Main and was lucky enough to find it for sale on Craig's List the very next day.